Marijuana; possession of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil. (SB1015)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of marijuana; cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil. Provides that a person who possesses marijuana in the form of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil pursuant to a valid written certification issued by a practitioner in the course of his professional practice shall not prosecuted for simple possession of marijuana. The bill also provides that no agent or employee of a pharmaceutical processor shall be prosecuted for possession or manufacture of marijuana or for possession, manufacture, or distribution of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil, or subject to any civil penalty, denied any right or privilege, or subject to any disciplinary action by a professional licensing board if such agent or employee (i) possessed or manufactured such marijuana for the purposes of producing cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil or (ii) possessed, manufactured, or distributed such cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil in accordance with law. Current law provides that such possession of marijuana in the form of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil in such circumstances is an affirmative defense to such charges. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2020Unanimous consent to introduce
01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105511D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/17/2020Introduced bill reprinted 20105511D
02/05/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107741D-S1
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107741D-S1
02/10/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1015S1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1015S1)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/19/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/24/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read second time
02/27/2020Read third time
02/27/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/27/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1015ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1015ER)
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 764 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0764)